Defining land use for both conservation and community development in the Chiawa GMA
The land within the Chiawa GMA has no defined areas for conservation or development, and as a result land use is largely decided on an ad-hoc basis, rather than ensuring that it is being used to its maximum benefit. As a result, local people frequently come into contact with dangerous wildlife whilst tending crops and infringements on the habitat are resulting in less game, which impacts the attractiveness of the GMA for income generation.
Defining Land Use with the Chiawa GMA
Through a community-led process, a clear land-use plan will identify core areas for agriculture and development, as well as outlining zones for conservation management. The plan will be freely and easily accessible to community members, relevant government departments and other stakeholders.